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    gauge - Dictionary definition and meaning for word gauge

    Definition
    (noun) a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    Synonyms : gage
    Definition
    (noun) accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared Definition
    (noun) the distance between the rails of a railway or between the wheels of a train Definition
    (noun) the thickness of wire Definition
    (noun) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
    Synonyms : bore , caliber , calibre
    Definition
    (verb) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    Synonyms : approximate , estimate , guess , judge
    Example Sentence
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds
    Definition
    (verb) rub to a uniform size
    Example Sentence
    • gauge bricks
    Definition
    (verb) determine the capacity, volume, or contents of by measurement and calculation
    Example Sentence
    • gauge the wine barrels
    Definition
    (verb) measure precisely and against a standard
    Example Sentence
    • the wire is gauged
    Definition
    (verb) adapt to a specified measurement
    Example Sentence
    • gauge the instruments
    Definition
    (verb) mix in specific proportions
    Example Sentence
    • gauge plaster
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